Rev, T. Flannagan
St. Michael's College
Five Old Boys Ordained Basilian Order August 15
>liiiwii oil the rijilit
are five fdi-iiiei- St.
/ Jlii-liaers College
School StndeDts wlio
are among the Basili-
ans being ordained
Aug, 1.'). Top Row, L.
to R— Rev. Thos. Me-
Gillis from CcH'iiwall.
O 1) t. ; Rev. Joseph
O'Reilly from Our Lady
of Sorrows Parisli and
Rev. Jolm Crowley from Windsor.
Btittoni Row — Rev. Lawrence Moran from Oriliia.
Ontario, and Rev. Oswald Kennedy from the Ottawa
River Valley Pistrict.
Othei-s being ordained this nmnth in the Basilian
Order tire Reverend :Matthew Mulcahy of Oriliia;
Reverend Cleorge Silvester, f(n-niprly of Toronto and
Jiow of Timmins; Rev. Arthur Looby from Dublin.
Ontario, and Reverend John ('oinvay from St. IMon-
iea's Parisli in Toi-onto.
All Old Boys ^vill note Avitii warm approval the
maintenanee of tlic high Basilian standard in
FATHER McLaughlin to rome,- other basilian changes
All St. Michael's Old Boys, par-
ticularly those who left the col-
lege confines during the jiast six
years, are highly elated o\er the
recent announcement that the
superioi-.. Rev. Terence I'. Mc-
Laughlin, C.S.B., has been honor-
ed by an appointment to Rome as
representative of the Basilian
Fathers at the Holy See.
After six long and tiring years,
made more tiring b.v many war-
created difficulties that didn't
cease with post-war activities.,
Father ^IcLanghlin relinquishes
liis present appointment on Sept.
2nd and after a much needed rest
will proceed to take up his new
appointment in Rome.
It has also'been announced that
Fatlier ^IcLaughlin will be suc-
ceeded by Rev. Louis J. Bondy,
C.S.B.. as superior. A former su-
])erior of St. Basil's Seminary
when Father ilcLanghlin himself
was a seminarian. Father Bondy
was professor of French at the
College xmtil this recent ajipoint-
Rev, H, B. Regan.. C,S,B.. has
been appointed superior and prin-
cipal of the High School and Rev.
L. K. Shook. C.S.B,. becomes
rouncillor. Just recently discharg-
ed from the R,C,A,F. chaplain
.^erviee, Rev. V. A. Thompson.
C.S.B.. has been apjioiiiTrd trea-
Many "old-timers" around St.
Micliael's were given new ai^point-
ments. Rev. N. J. Ruth, C.S.B.,,
was given a year's i>ave of absence
to pursue graduate studies and
Rev. E. L. Rush, C.S.B., leaves to
become superior of Holy Rosary
Seminary. Rev. J. A. Warreil,
C.S.B.. goes to Assumption and
Rev. T. A. MacDonald, C.S.B.,
was appointed pastor of IIolv
Rosary Church. Rev. P. J. M.
Swan.. C.S.B., also goes to Assump-
^ Rev, Ernest J, La.ieunesse,
C.S.B., was appointed superior of
St. Basil's Seminary, succeeding
Rev. J. 11. O'Loane, C.S.B., who
becomes superior of Assumption
Efje plue panuer
Published bi-monthly by the St.
Michael's College School Old Boys'
Association as an informative service
for all members.
Editor ----- Bill Miller
Associates - - - Adrian Egan
Consulting Editor - Frank Ayerst
Joe Crysdale Reminisces
On Early Days on Bay Street
A bi<!: .juini) ill iiR'iiibersliii) is
anticipated by October, ^vheii all
tlic' renewals of membersliip will
be in. pins the restUts of a drive
for new members. Committee
Chairman WALTER DUXBAK
has been working quietly and
effectively thronghout the sum-
mer on plans for a far rpaching
ipi. Ill for new members.
Look for an iijiset in the annual
Old Boys' — Senior football go
this year. Provided the game can
be worked into the schedule ; the
Seniors fignre to be better con-
ditioned and better organized with
the new competition while the Old
Boys will lack several of last
Iliuiiirary Old Boy Gilbeii La-
bine has been awarded the O.B.E.
in the i-ec<'ntly announced King's
liii-thilay honor list.
Marriages lately include.
Johnny AValsh and Isobel C'onlin
in Toronto ; John Griffin, the
O.B.A. Vice-President and Cath-'
erine .McCJinnis in Jersey City.
Frank Bennett and Estelle Berg-
eron in Shawinigan Falls, and
C4eorge Ooild and Irene Perry in
Seen in Town
Bay Picard. who played a lot
of football at end for St. :\Iike's,
is now with the Financial Post
And a sign "f the times is the
statement by somebody or other
iu the States that the chemical
value of the human body, once
set at 67c is ih)w Fixed at 98c. Ted
O'lFearn and Paul Murphy now
on the exchange are considi'iinu'
sellioL' it short.
Chasing. Joe Crysdale for an
interview is like chasing a bobby-
soxer on danee-nite at the Y.
Joe's lean and wiry frame dis-
appears from view like a wi-aitli
when you attempt to catch it.
liiit six feet of unaffected person-
ality isn't a common thing., and
it leads you right to Joe. of the
wavy hair. Probably the most
intrigiiiug question yoit can ask
Joe is. "where did your secretary
get that sepia tan ?" However
the master himself proved too
interesting for such detours and
readily allowed us to grill him.
Joe left St. I\Iike's the year be-
fore what is usually referred to
as 'the big team' came; the opin-
ion is divided as to whether St.
Mike's were attempting to fill the
gap left by Joe.
Actually his own memory is a
trifle tlai'k on the subject, a fact
motivatetl by a resounding thud
on the cranium administered by
the late Father McGahey. What
(lid he remember most about St.
.Mike's? Tiny Wadsworth, of
roiiisr. Tliat's why they built
the ]ilace. Other names still ring-
ing familiar notes in Joe's ears
are Cooney, Lorenzet-ti, Fatlier
Anglin. Father Warren, Father
Foirestal,, Breen. O'Leary. and,
of course ^Marks and Connolly, to
which duo Joe refers as "beauti-
ful." iu the apivroved sports-an-
Jo-Jo (1 can do that now) start-
ed the bac(ui and bean routine iu
a large Hamilton department
store, which by the way, has a
minor branch on College Street
between ISay and Yonge. But.
Joe with that patriotism char-
acteristic of small town graduates,
still .shows that he is a Toronto
boy. After entering a contest on
CKOC he was retained by that
station on a three month tentative
basis. Perhaps you haven't not-
iced, but he's still in radio, his
first love. Real enthusiasm, a
simple., direct vocabulary, ami a
pleasing voice have put Joe \nto
the top bracket of Canadian aSA-
nomicers. Installed as Director-
of special events, and as director
of Spoi-ts at CKEY, until ill-
health forced him out of the forni-
I r. he is thoroughly jileased with
his present and pleasant surround-
"Uadio." says Joe. "has convin-
ced me that you can do anything.
Why. 1 was handed a mike in front
of a theatre once and told to talk
bout a picture I had never seen."
The result .' Kudos from the boss.
.\nd the same thing hapjiened in
the case (»f the baseball broadcasts.
What makes Joe a favourite with
the kids, is that he can talk to
tlieni in their language, and still
command resjiect. His favorite
subject is still sport.s.. however,
and his patron saint is Herb May.
AVe left long Jo-Jo on his way
to Collingwood with a brand new
gun under his arm. but he didn't
manage to look the least bit men-
acing, lie wfuild like to know,
tlio. what he's supposed to do
with all the black crepe he re-
ceived in April.
Saint Mike's Footballers
Finally Find a League
Games at OaJcwood on Friday Night
to be Broadcast
'^^ ^ YW WINDY
As 1 entered the equipment dim-
('eon, deep in the bowels of the
chool. I perceived Rev. Father
Vd Flanagan, with his back to
me. busily polishing a blood be-
Miiirched lielmet that even the
t-en coats of bine paint failed to
cover, and I thought I heard him
\vhis]ier almost inandibly.
"Tliere'Il be new blood here,
after this year.'"
I wiped a few rows of pei's]-)ii--
ation dots from my forehead, gul-
ped twice and uttered a polite
"A h. its
O'Xeill,, i s n ' i
it .'" exclaimed
Father Ted as
he turned and
cast a forlorn
Lilance at the
'vbich he had to
pound e a c h
point of Anci-
er," I replied
paper sent me
down to get
tion on next
... I mean foot-
'■Ah, y e s,"
said the i'e\'er-
e n d Father,
with a fearful
gleam in his
eyes. '" there'll
be a great deal
n f smashing
As h e said
„ _, this, h e gave
Fr. Flanagan ^,^^ i,^,,^,^- •„
his hands a slight tap. which com-
]iletely stove it in ami your re-
porter ran for the farthest corner
of the room where he commenced
to copy the gory tletails after
managing to steady down his writ-
The deeds of former St. Mich-
ael's football teams are legend in
the annals of Canadian sport. The
older grads will remember some
of the old teams from the school
that won so rei>etitiously and
i-ubbed it in \vith such big scores.
A curious asjDeet of tbis is thai
most of the former greats entered
the priesthood, many becoming
Basilians, One needs only to men-
tion Father.s — Sham O'iJi'ien,. De-
lisle, Vi IMcIntyre ; there ai-e a
liost of others as great and great-
er, far too niimerotts. to recount
here. This aforementioned habit
of winning, after a few seasons,
caused the opposing teams to dis-
i);tnd each league and reform,, leav-
ing out the double blue,, thus i-e-
legating the school to the embar-
rassing position of having to go
begging exhibition games from
anybody and everybody. But now
it looks as thcnigh the Boosci'
Brown boys ai'e set again (for a
couple of seasons anyway.)
The .Junior O.R.F.U. oi- popular-
ly to be called the Little Big Four,
was formed by the Torcuito Argo-
nauts and the Hamilton Tigers
with the pitrpfese of prxrylding a'
farm for future senior players. St."
Mike's were approached to enter a
team and of course they readily
assented, for this was the answi-r
lo all their' troubles. The fourth
team of the loop will be from
Oshawa. under the guidance of
I\loe Clmrney of the Genoslni., a
foi-mer great Argo linesman. Ross
Trimble is president of the league.
Earl Selkirk, vice-jiresident. and
our own Father Boland,, secretar\-
of the shekels. The teams will
]il;iy home-and-home games, which
anionuts to six games plus the
playoffs. The St. ^lichael's games
will be played under the new
lights at Oakwood Stadium on
Fi'ida.v lughts with arrangements
being made lo broadcast them and
to jn'ovide first-rate hospitaliza-
tion, cheap. The age limit is un-
der twenty so that the school team
will be composed from the best of
last year's starrj' aggregation.
"Our'u boys" will sport a fast
backfield in Fleming Maekell,
Grossi,. Robertson, O'Hearn and a
few Irish .spalpeens from the^
iusky clan. The line will average
about 180 pottnds and will featiu'c
Barney ilcKeever, Bob ilcLellan,
Gentleman .Joe Decourcy, Roy
Ettles and some lads froni the
spaghetti belt. The league starts
in mid-September so that it won't
be long till the boys are going
through their paces. There will
be no western trip this year,, but
there will be an exhibition game
with Assumption College to av-
' nge the 21 to shellacking at
their hands last year.
"It's a pleasure to go to the
phime and have some other fellow
ask for an exhibition gann> afte*.
it had been the other wa^- for so
many years." Then Father's eyes
again became agleam.
■'Oh, for an Eddy Shnba. a
George Dodd. or a Wild Bill
Klersy — remember him ? Could he
smash "em 1 I remember one day
at Pickering, he broke his nose in
the first quarter., went out, had it
set and returned for the last half.
Even if we don't uncover some
like them, their spirit will be
After wliicli. he tore one leg ntl'
-Joe, the tackling dummy, in mean-
Father Warren, assistant Prin-
cipal at the school last year and
< >.B. Coiuicillor, who departs this
year for Assumption College.
Joe Is Having Defence Worries
About the Coming Season ™^^^
Kelly Back — Dunn Strong Contender
]!.v AVINT)Y O'NEILL
Vmir reporter, searehiug out
some information on the summer
state of next year's Majors, visited
tJie premises of the Joe Primeau
Block Company and found the
president at a paper-loaded desk.
"Hello. Windy," was his greeting,
'■ looking for a job ? You're a grad
of St. Mike's, j-ou should have a
good head for this business."
■'Yeali. I guess you're right," I
replied, "all the teachers at St.
MichaeFs said I was a big block-
Mj'. I'rimeau shot me a reassm'-
ing glance and said. "I guess j'ou
want to know something about
next year's team., eh? "Well, I was
just figuring it out," said he,
pointing to the sheaf of papers on
his desk. Joe, with a perplexed
look on his face, proceeded to un-
fold his troubles.
It seems that Teddy McLean
and Pat Powers are over age, be-
sides studying so hard, that they
passed out, leaving only poor,
little Red Kelly to stand alone on
the blue line. The only bright
light to the situation is that
there is a boy named Dunn,
that played very well with the
Buzzers last year and may develop
into a good "A" player. The said
Dunn is only 17,, but weighs 16")
and if he lays off the stogies this
siiniiiier should add to that, con-
siderably. This boy, like Sandford
and Harrison, is one of those rug-
ged .Miniieo lacrosse players with
the wrinkles in their forelieads
whii-h might well be eoi\fused with
scars. lie possesses a good shot
and is a better than average stick
The list of forwards remaining.,
v.duid gladden tlie lieart of ;mv
junior hockey coach; that is, un-
less C for C'onny decides to
strengthen some of his farm teams
ill the Ozarks. Mackell, Bob Paul,
Costello, Sandford. Harrison and
Wiiislow are an array with class
and experience. Bob DeCourcy
will be in the twines and on his
previous performances should not
leave anything wanting. I don't
see what Joe is worrying about —
we'll be in there again, next vear,
liesiiles the aforementioned,
there are always tho.se hard rock
miners that drift down from the
norths for some '• booklaritiu' "
and probabl,y some grain farmers
from the rugged west, too. The
graduates will be well spread out.
Boehmer is going to Pittsburgh,
Sloan to Tulsa, ilcLeau to Uni-
versity, Powers will have a try
with Boston and our boys Blute
and iliKay will play senior
"Shamature hockey." It is not
decided., where the dominion fin-
als will be held yet. but my guess
is till- west.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Kev. N. J. Kutli, well known to
every Old Boy of the School who
has been given leave of absence
to pursue graduate studies, put
the .Junior "A" (jn \ oui- cu7-ricu-
Inin. Father 1
FIFTH FREEDOM! !
THE BLUE BANNER
AS THE FREEDOM FROM
FILLING THIS COLUMN
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